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Offline Jellymon

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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »
 :yeah:
Basically how my 336 is set up. VariX 1 2-7x33.  I'm very happy with that setup. Fits a lever gun perfectly.

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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2017, 08:12:47 AM »
:yeah:
Basically how my 336 is set up. VariX 1 2-7x33.  I'm very happy with that setup. Fits a lever gun perfectly.

Exactly. It gives older eyes that optical boost without changing the lever gun too radically.

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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2017, 06:12:30 PM »
Something  like that Weaver 1-3x would be ideal.  Most lever gun stocks are set up for irons, so you'll want that scope as low as possible.  I'm planning on putting a leupold fxii 2.5x on my 45-70, lots of eye relief for that heavy kicker.
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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2017, 11:28:40 AM »
Leupold VX1 3-9
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 08:32:59 AM »
And the winner is:

Leupold VX-1 2-7x 33mm

Iíve tried a half dozen different optics on this rifle now and this one I can live with.  I can actually pick up the target faster than I could with the peep sight.  And itís a 300 yard rifle now.  Never would have thought about shooting it that far with the peep.

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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2017, 12:03:56 PM »
I think the 2x7x33 is perfect for this gun.  I went with a Redfield only because it was on sale.

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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 04:00:41 PM »
I think these are great for short range lever guns

Anyone use a red dot type sight on their lever rifle?  Something like this:


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Re: Optic recommendations for a Marlin 30/30
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2017, 04:14:15 PM »
I use a Burris Fastfire 3 red dot on my Marlin 30-30.  Great for hunting where rapid target acquisition in thick brush areas before the blacktail moves out of sight.  I use other rifles for areas where I get 300 yard shots.

 

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